[CDash] Upgrading from 2.0.2 to 2.4.0

Zack Galbreath zack.galbreath at kitware.com
Thu Jul 13 14:39:58 UTC 2017

On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 10:59 PM, François Bertel <fbopensource at gmail.com>

> I click on "Login" in the upper left corner to be able to log as
> administrator, which redirects to CDash/user.php but this is a totally
> empty page so I cannot proceed further as I cannot even log in as
> administrator... What am I missing here?

Hmm, that's odd.  My hunch is that the server is throwing an error.  Could
you check the logs?  I think that by default PHP logs its errors in

One thing that might be going wrong is permissions.  The user running your
web server (typically apache or www-data) needs to have write permissions
to the following subdirectories: backup, log, public/rss, and
public/upload.  CDash typically lets you know when these permissions are
lacking, but I figured I'd mention it here anyway.

Another thing that might be worth trying is installing CDash in an empty
database.  If you create a new postgres database and point CDash at it (via
config.local.php), the install script will handle creating all the tables &
such for you.  Of course, this solution might not be viable for you if
there is information in your old CDash database that you'd like to keep.
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